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CDDO

Phone: 913-826-2600

10501 Lackman Road, Lenexa, KS 66219

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I/DD Eligibility & Application

Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) encompasses several waivers funded by KanCare (the Kansas Medicaid program) that were created to provide services to individuals with disabilities in their home community instead of an institution, such as a nursing home, hospital, or intermediate care facility for individuals with intellectual disabilities (ICF IID.)  Services are designed to provide individuals in the least restrictive environment and to promote independence, inclusive, integration and productivity. 

Additional information about Kansas HCBS waivers and eligibility requirements can be found at: https://www.kdads.ks.gov/commissions/home-community-based-services-(hcbs)

Kansas Eligibility Requirements for Intellectual/Developmental Disability (IDD)                                                                      

Intellectual Disability

A diagnosis of intellectually disabled made by a healthcare professional that is licensed to make a DSM-5 diagnosis

  • Intellectual Disability is defined as:
    • A substantial limitation in present functioning;
    • Manifests during the period from birth to 18 years of age;
    • Is characterized by significantly sub-average intellectual functioning existing concurrently with deficits in adaptive behavior including related limitations in two or more of the following applicable adaptive skill areas:
      • Communication
      • Self-care
      • Home living
      • Social skills
      • Community use
      • Self-direction
      • Health and safety
      • Functional academics
      • Leisure
      • Work

 

Developmental Disability

Developmental Disability does not include individuals who are solely severely emotionally disturbed or seriously and persistently mentally ill or have disabilities solely as a result of infirmities of aging.

  • Developmental Disability :
    • Is a severe, chronic physical or mental impairment or a condition which has received a dual diagnosis of intellectual disability and mental illness; and
    • Is attributable to a mental or physical impairment or a combination of physical and mental impairments; and
    • Manifests before the age of 22; and
    • Is likely to continue indefinitely; and
    • Results in substantial functional limitations in three or more of the following areas of life functioning; and
      • Self-care
      • Understanding and use of language
      • Learning and adapting
      • Mobility
      • Self-direction in setting goals and undertaking activities to accomplish those goals
      • Living independently
      • Economic self-sufficiency
    • Reflects a need for a combination and sequence of special, interdisciplinary or generic care, treatment or other services, which are life-long, or extended in duration and are individually planned and coordinated.

Children with a Developmental Disability

  • A child with a developmental disability applies to children under the age of six and includes the following criteria:
    • Is attributable to a mental or physical impairment or a combination of mental and physical impairments; and
    • Is likely to continue indefinitely; and
    • Results in at least three (3) developmental delays as measured by qualified professionals using appropriate diagnostic instruments or procedures and
    • Reflects a need for a combination and sequence of special, interdisciplinary or generic care, treatment, or other services which are lifelong or extended in duration and are individually planned and coordinated; and
    • Does not include individuals who are solely severely emotionally disturbed or seriously and persistently mentally ill.

 

*To qualify for services through the Johnson County CDDO, the individual must be a resident of Johnson County, Kansas.

 

To begin the application process, please contact:

Gail Lauri

913-826-2509

gail.lauri@jocogov.org